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HABIT: a gripping detective thriller full of suspense (Titan Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 153 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1684 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Joffe Books crime thrillers and mystery suspense; First Mystery Books edition (1 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HRIJVFS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 153 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,333 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Habit is a frightening thriller with some elements common to many murder mysteries, but this one surprised me with its darkness, action, and its attention to the characters’ feelings. The hero’s emotions are clear and realistic even as he pushes them aside in a struggle to focus on the investigation at hand. The story moves unexpectedly from the detective’s fact gathering and thoughtful analysis to frantic gunfights. The beautiful countryside of upstate New York hides sleaze that is only revealed by a brutal murder, and the reasons for that crime are much larger than it originally seems. T. J. Brearton has got the realism and tone just right. This book made me get up at night to make sure I’d locked the doors.
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Wow, this is a very dark book, but it is also filled with twists and turns which you definitely don't see coming, the suspense grows as the book progresses, until the point comes where you want to shake some sense into Brendan. This is Brendan's first murder case and he is incredibly lucky to get through it. He builds strong relationships with most of the team very quickly. All but one of them, and I have to confess that I did suspect that that person would turn out to have some involvement in the events running through this book, my suspicion was however unfounded. Having said that, this is most definitely a case where it isn't over until the end.
Brendan is the stereotypical flawed detective, with demons of his own to fight; addictions to alcohol and drugs being just two of the daily battles he has to fight. His adversaries in this case are clever, they know a great deal about his history and use it to taunt him but he is stronger than either they, or even he, think. Apart from those flaws, Brendan is not stereotypical in any other way. His background and education are as far removed from law as can be imagined. What possible connection can a neurobiologist have with law enforcement? None immediately springs to mind, but it does affect the way he thinks and processes information, it even enables him to handle pain and, bizarrely, a near death experience

This was a different take on this genre. There was plenty of action to keep the attention, even during the times when Brendan was slobbing out, indulging his vices in a world of self pity, it felt as though there was action going on as his incredible thought processes rolled on.

For me there were a couple of unanswered questions at the end of the book i.e.
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Alright, four would imply that the book was nearly perfect and three seems mean. I'm finding it difficult to comment without spoilers. I happily finished the book, the story telling was good but at the same time the plot itself was lacking. The main character Brendan was pretty well drawn for the most part although less credibly and somewhat suicidally stupid on occasions. We also had to wait until halfway through the book to find out the rather guessable key to his back story, all very well but the flag waving references throughout the first half were too frequent and that process went on too long. The conspiracy running behind the story was not particularly well constructed and this I found to be the weakest part of the plot, we were told it was there but no body to it and there was none of the menace other writers manage to inject into that sort of scenario.
A significant re-write and there is a five star book in there somewhere.
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I was totally hooked from the very first paragraph.
So many twist and turns, masking the plot. Kept the reader guessing all the way to the end.
Loved the main character Healy for all his demons and past problems he grew on you. And the reader couldn't help but fight in his corner. He proved himself a clever thinking person which he used to his advantage out wit the others that thought they were to smart for this new rookie.
Would highly recommend reading this gripping book, there is so much more to it then first impressions lead you to believe.
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Habit was a thrilling read! T J Brearton developed a wonderful, flawed, and believable character in Brendan Healey that I was reluctant to say goodbye to when the book ended. I hope we see him again. I strongly recommend this book; you'll enjoy the many twists and turns! The only thing I didn't like we're the many editing errors, but I'd hate for that stop anyone reading it. I hope his editor does a better job next time.
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I read this book in a day, could not put it down. Every time I thought I had it sussed, something else exploded into the book and changed my thinking. I don't do spoilers, but will just say that the last few chapters are mind blowing but totally believable. If you like a fast paced, believable thriller. Which racks up the tension, then you must read this book. You will not be disappointed.
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There are a lot of twists and turns in this story and the suspense is pretty much non-stop. I really love this main character and the personal struggles he's going through because, honestly, I faced some of those struggles myself. He's a well drawn character who travels into some pretty dark territory. The story very much reminded me of Silence of the Lambs, one of my favorites.
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